Florida Officers & Leadership

Meet the men and women that proudly serve the Florida Department of AMVETS


 

COMMANDER

Eddie Bullock - Post 26

757-651-5321


Eddie L. Bullock, Jr. is a native of Newark, New Jersey and raised in Durham, North Carolina; he enlisted in the United States Navy on 02 October 1984. He completed Basic Training, Basic Electricity and Electronics, Communication Systems Theory, and Technical Control at San Diego, California as a Communication Technical Control Operator.

Eddie Bullock joined the AMVETS 2011 and assumed positions as AMVETS National Diversity Team Member, Department 1st Vice, Department 2nd Vice, Scholarship Chairman and Juniors Coordinator, District III Commander, District III 1st and 2nd Vice, Post 26 Adjutant, Provost Marshal and Chaplain. Eddie is also an AMVET Rider and a member of the Hillsborough County Veterans Council. He served a 20-year career in the United States Navy. He is currently working as the Middle East Chief Future Operations for the Department of Defense Information Systems Agency.

Eddie is an accomplished Network Operations Manager with over 37 years’ experience leading, supervising and managing military, government and contractor Information Technology professionals. He has an in-depth knowledge and specific familiarity with the Department of State Networks, Department of Defense Network Operations, Homeland Defense, Special Forces, and Agencies. His knowledge expands to the Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN), Global Network Operations and Enterprise Infrastructure in support of Warfighters, mission/coalition partners and National-Level leaders

Eddie Bullock’s awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (3rd Award), the Navy Achievement Medal (4th Award) and various campaign and deployment awards.

Eddie Bullock is married to Inetta Bullock and has two daughters, Taneisha and Robin.

HONORS AND AWARDS
  • AMVETS Ntl Diversity Team Member
  • Dept of Florida Scholarship Chairman
  • Dept of Florida Juniors Coordinator
  • District III Commander
  • District III 1st Vice
  • District III 2nd Vice
  • Post 26 Provost Marshal
  • Post 26 Chaplain
  • Post 26 Adjutant
  • AMVET Rider
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MAILING ADDRESS

2031 Abby Trace Dr.
Dover, FL 33527

1ST VICE COMMANDER

Doug Furgeson - Post 32

352-409-8880


Doug is a U.S. Navy Veteran. A life member of AMVETS since 2008 and have been active at all levels. Currently 2nd Vice Commander for the Department of Florida. 2015-2017 Department Judge Advocate. Other positions held at the Department level are Inspector General, Deputy Inspector General, member of the Constitution & Bylaws Committee, and member of the Grievance Committee. Served as Commander and Finance Officer of District XII. He has served as Commander 6 years, 1st Vice, Finance Officer and Judge Advocate of AMVETS Post 32. He was the Department Officer of the year 2015-2016 and Post 32 AMVET of the year 2012.

2ND VICE COMMANDER

Dean Richards - Post 88

727-919-9530


Dean is a Florida native, born in St. Petersburg, FL. Being an Air Force brat Dean grew up all over the United States and Germany. He enlisted in the Army in 1984. His duty stations in order include 3rd Ranger Battalion Ft Benning, 2nd Infantry Division Camp Hovey Korea, 7th Infantry Division 3rd 27th Ft Ord, 5th 87th Infantry at Ft Davis Panama and Ft Sill Training Brigade. He earned his Expert Infantry Badge at 3rd Ranger Bat and his Combat Infantry Badge during Operation Just Cause in Panama. He graduated from Ranger School Class 3rd of 91 at the age of 30. He was on active duty just shy of 10 years and achieved the rank of E6. He has four daughters, three granddaughters, and one grandson. Dean is currently employed as a maintenance supervisor at a high-end apartment complex and lives with his two dogs Dixie and Cash.
HONORS AND AWARDS
  • Post Commander of the Year
  • Post of the Year - two years in a row under his command
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MAILING ADDRESS

6531 NE 131st Ave
Williston, FL 32696

JUDGE ADVOCATE

Inetta Bullock - Post 26

757-615-2926


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MAILING ADDRESS

2031 Abby Trace Dr.
Dover, FL 33527

FINANCE OFFICER

Cliff Sasfy - Post 312


Cliff was born in Port Huron Michigan in 1947. He grew up in Monroe County Michigan in LaSalle Township, and lived on Lake Erie during his formative years and then later on as an adult. He left Monroe in 1966 to join the US Army.

He served as an infantryman, and following several promotions entered Signal Officer Candidate School as a Sargent E5. Upon graduation from OCS, he attended Combat Communication Officers School at Fort Sill OK, and was then reassigned to the 5th Infantry Division at Fort Carson CO to serve as Assistant Division Signal Officer on Division Staff. Was selected to attend the Marine Amphibious Operations course in San Diego CA prior to shipping out for overseas duty in the Republic of Vietnam. In Vietnam was Battalion Communications Officer for the 765th Transportation Battalion, then given command of the 69th and 258th Signal Detachments providing direct avionics support to the 56th Transportation Company located in Long Than North. He served with distinction and separated from the Army in 1972.

He completed his civilian education studying Business Administration at the University of Michigan and the University of Texas at Arlington. During his career he held positions in the mortgage banking, investment banking and commercial real estate (as principal) business segments. He has resided in 10 different states and spent extensive time in Mexico. He has also held numerous leadership positions in various trade and industry boards, and Co-Chair of the Citizens Advisory Committee and Great Lakes Levels Study Board member to the US Department of State - International Joint Commission. Cliff retired to North Port in 2015 from Grand Rapids MI where he was Vice President Real Estate with a Fortune 300 company.

Favorite interests include motor sports, college football and basketball, car, motorcycle and boat racing, music and reading,

He is a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, former 1St Vice President Venice Chapter Military Officers Association of America, and a life member of AMVETS Post 312 since 2017. Held AMVETS Post positions of Trustee, Finance Officer, and District IX Finance Officer.
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MAILING ADDRESS

3465 Laurel Greens Lane South #101
Naples, FL 34119

PROVOST MARSHAL

Kevin Butwill - Post 81

508-369-8618


Kevin Butwill is a US Army Veteran. His Duty Stations were Schofield Barracks, Hi & Ft Polk, La after attending Basic Training and AIT at Ft Sill Ok. (Field Artillery)

Kevin is a 20-year member of New England Carpenters Union. His Positions have included Union Steward, Local #535 Trustee and Local #535 Recording Secretary. He continues his membership in Carpenters Union Local #1809 Miami, while self-employed in Property Maint. Prior to this position Kevin was Commander of Amvets Post 81, he has Proudly Served in many elected and appointed positions at Amvets Post, District and Department Levels

Kevin received a United States Congressional Citation and a Rhode Island House of Representation Citation for Volunteerism. Now he has dedicated his time in Supporting and Advancing the Aims and Purposes of Amvets Veterans Organization on behalf of all Veterans

HONORS AND AWARDS
  • Veteran of US Army 1982 – 1985
  • Life Member of Amvets
  • fDept of Florida, Alt. Provost Marshal 2017- Present
  • District 6 Florida, 1st Vice Commander 2019 - Present
  • District 6 Florida, Provost Marshal 2017 - 2019
  • Commander of Amvets Post FL- 81 NFT Myers 2018 – 2020
  • 1st Vice CMDR Amvets Post FL- 81 NFT Myers 2016 – 2017
  • Finance Officer Amvets Post FL – 81 NFT Myers 2017 – 2018
  • of Florida Honor Guard Committee Member 2019 - Present
  • Post 81 Honor Guard 2018 - Present
  • Received a US Congressional Citation Volunteerism Sept. 2009
  • Received a State of Rhode Island House of Representatives Citation Sept. 2009
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  • MAILING ADDRESS

    551 Plaza Del Sol
    NFT Myers, Fl 33917

    ADJUTANT

    Jodi Wood - Post

    813-675-5898


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    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Horace Johnson - Post 04

    216-224-6636


    As a Life Member of AMVETS since 2006 I have been active at all levels of the organization. Currently a trustee and the Treasurer of the National Service Foundation. I am a Past Commander of AMVETS Department of Florida. The past Post 4 Commander Tampa, FL. I was the Department of Florida District III Commander 2 years. Past National District III Commander.(2015) I am a Viet Nam Veteran 1968/1969 where I was a Combat Medic. I spent 22 years in the Army (18 of them in the Ohio Army National Guard) where I retired as an Operations Sergeant Major of the 37th Armored Cavalry Division in 1998. I did 35 years in the US Postal Service where I elevated from a Letter Carrier to an Officer-In- Charge (Postmaster) of a Level 22 Post Office. I have completed all leadership courses required to manage the positions I have held; including annual Safety, Leadership, and Sexual Harassment courses. While in the Military I also completed Instructor Training courses. I accepted this position because I am a dedicated AMVET, willing to do what our Officer’s Manual and Bylaws defines that a member should do; help to make our Organization an Organization that cares about Veterans, our communities and its people.

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